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in engineering and math. it's not in financial services. >> where are you on energy in this country? >> where are we? >> where are you? in terms of fracking, in terms of things that -- and i've seen you've been financing. >> one of my directors, i want to say we don't have an energy policy, yes, we do, it's just a bad one. the united states has been one of the most profitable energy nation on this planet. we never put a rational energy policy that changed the cost of btu, gas taxes, however you want to do it fairly, it's hard to do fairly because people in north dakota use coal and people in maine use hydroelectric. but if you did raise it, you would have created a less volatile market and you would have created a huge market of energy. it's hard to put hundreds of billions into alternative energy, if oil would go back to 50. it is. you're just not going to get that kind of investment. we didn't have a great energy policy. we're importing 50%, 60% of oil from overseas, from places that want to kill us. and now, the lord looked down upon us and has given us another chance. let's use it. that c
the latest in energies and metals. >> let's start with the metals market. that's where we're seeing significant gains, particularly in copper, after that positive data out of china. industrial production definitely better than expected. if you look at the factory order data, that was the highest output in november we've seen in about eight months' time. copper leading the gap ining th because of the chinese imports of copper. that was significant for that data. we're also looking at the oil import data coming out of china, the third highest on record. supporting oil prices. we're off of the highs for the session of crude oil but still looking at higher prices for brent and wti contract. but the biggest mover in the energy space today, definitely natural gas. because it's 60-degrees-plus in december today. possibly we'll see an injection to storage even though, yes, it is the month of december. that is the reason why traders are selling that gas right now. back to you. >> all right. thanks very much, sharon epperson. perhaps the largest dollar deal of the day, it is not a merger mond
problem where you want your energy placed. people are folding in longer-term fixes, right, that you can't agree with. you're never going to agree on the end of the year for them. why don't you put it off until next year and solve all of it in the context of a real multitrillion dollar renegotiation on what the long-term fiscal situation looks like? doesn't that make a lot more sense? >> you would have to elect romney to do that. you're not going to extend the bush tax cuts for the high end. >> for another minute. >> not even for a milliseconmil. >> the republicans want to bargain away and let taxes go up by the end of the year and have the big negotiations occur next year when the president will want even more increases in taxes. >> let me ask a different question and it's sort of the -- >> and then we got to go. >> here's the opportunity for the president to eclipse the whole thing, i don't think he's going to but he could eclipse the whole scene. let's not relitigate '01 and '03 let's bridge to tax reform and move forward. the senate democrats not answering their phones are the ones t
happening. cheap to build things here. it's energy costs so much lower than around the world. labor costs -- look at these labor rates. people are not working for much more money. there is slack in the system. it's a developing story. >> tim cook in yesterday's interview on rockcenter said it's the lack of manufacturing skills. they have to look overseas to manufacture their products. i thought that was interesting. there's a notion here in the united states that it's always about cheap labor. cheap labor. that's why you go to china. not necessarily entirely the case. >> a lot of manufacturing jobs require a certain amount of math skill now that was not required 20 or 30 years ago. unfortunately we hear time and again from chief executives, they have hard time filling those fairly high level manufacturing jobs, high skill required manufacturing jobs. >> this is what ceo of general electric stressed in the jobs council for the president, listen up, mr. president. junior colleges is where you can make a difference. >> vocational skills. >> i don't feel it's -- look, washington is focused on
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